The Sindh Cabinet approved the hiring of teacher interns. The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. Higher Secondary Schools and colleges in the province are facing a severe shortage of subject specialists. Teaching interns will be hired to overcome the shortage of teachers in government schools.
318 higher secondary schools in the province are facing an acute shortage of subject specialists for Intermediate classes. The cabinet has approved a policy to hire the teaching interns. Sindh Public Service Commission would undertake the hiring process. The cabinet decided to hire interns on a need basis purely on merit. It is also decided that interns will be offered PKR: 50,000/- a monthly allowance.
The teaching interns will be hired on temporary basis. The interns will serve their duties until the hiring of permanent staff. Teaching interns will not regularize. Of 1,500 internees, 240 would be hired for physics, 240 for chemistry, 120 for mathematics, 120 for botany and zoology, 240 for English, 60 for Pakistan Studies, and 60 for Islamiat, Sindhi, and Urdu.
The Cabinet also approved the hiring of Vice-Chancellors and other staff at the public sector universities. The cabinet also discussed and approved the draft Search Committee Act 2021 for the appointment of vice-chancellors and other officers at the public sector universities in the province. The committee should be constituted by the chief minister comprising Sindh Higher Education Commission chairman, universities and board’s secretary, the college education secretary, and other stakeholders.